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OSHA Drops Gun|Industry’s Amendments

WASHINGTON (CN) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration no longer plans to change its Explosives and Blasting Agents Standard to align it with requests made by the explosives and hunting gun industries, to make compliance more "flexible." OSHA states it has higher priority projects.

The 53-page rule, containing amendments requested by the Institute of Makers of Explosives and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute, has a very limited scope and would not result in a major safety or health improvement for workers, the agency reasoned.

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